Apple Patents iPhone Gaming Add-ons With Buttons, DS-Like Control and…

These patents found by Patently Apple shows that Apple is, at the very least, thinking about getting serious about gaming. They know their iPhone and iPad aren't good for all games—no buttons—so they added buttons. » 4/02/10 9:50am 4/02/10 9:50am

Apple Is Serious About Gaming: Steals Xbox Senior Director of Strategy

Anybody who said Apple wasn't serious about gaming can swallow their pundit nuggets right now: They just hired Richard Teversham, Xbox Europe's (now former) senior director of business, insights and strategy. » 4/30/09 10:50am 4/30/09 10:50am

3D Power Is Highly Varied Across iPhone/iPod Touch Iterations

We already knew that the latest iPod touch featured the fastest processing of its siblings (a 532MHz-clocked processor vs 412MHz on the original iPhone, the original iPod touch and even the new iPhone 3G). But we were surprised to hear from software developers that the latest iPod touch can render character models with … » 11/24/08 1:45pm 11/24/08 1:45pm

Exit's Neutron Multiplayer Gaming Platform Coming To iPhone

Exit Games has a multiplayer gaming platform, called Neutron, on PCs, mobile devices, game consoles, and BREW phones. It works across devices and hardware, so you can play someone on their PC via your handset. And now it's ready for the iPhone. Today it was announced that the Neutron system of social network-like… » 8/19/08 11:40pm 8/19/08 11:40pm

History Proves the iPhone Will Never Win the Handheld Gaming Wars

Super Monkey Ball » 8/15/08 2:00pm 8/15/08 2:00pm is arguably the current zenith of iPhone tilt gaming. The gameplay involves navigating your bebubbled monkey through a series of elevated, edgeless mazes without letting him fall—it's fun, if repetitive. Nintendo's is similar: The player guides Kirby through mazes using tilt-sensitive control,…

John Carmack Says iPhone As Powerful as Dreamcast, More Powerful Than…

We're all for making hyperbolic statements about how powerful the iPhone is as a gaming system, but John Carmack's taking things to the next level. As you remember, Sega has previously said that the iPhone is as powerful as their Dreamcast system, and EA has previously said that it's more powerful than the DS, but less … » 8/04/08 11:52am 8/04/08 11:52am

iPhone NES Emulator Adds Accelerometer Support, Brings Tilt Control to …

The new version of the popular NES emulator for the iPhone and iPod touch now includes accelerometer control for all games. The implementation is very simple: A tilt is equivalent to controlling input in that direction. This means that tilt control can be used in any game loaded into the emulator, but also that some of … » 7/28/08 9:40pm 7/28/08 9:40pm

Nintendo: We Ain't Afraid of no iPhone

When Nintendo isn't busy heating their offices with a money furnaces just to wipe the sweat off their brow with money, sometimes Nintendo president Satoru Iwata takes a moment to step down from his sweaty throne to lay the smackdown (generally through a stinky sock filled with golden pirate coins) on competing consumer … » 7/24/08 8:45am 7/24/08 8:45am

The iPhone is More Powerful Than the DS, But Sucks As a Controller

You know that the iPhone is powerful enough to render 3D games like Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, as well as various other ones we covered in the marathon review session, but just how powerful is it? How does it compare to actual gaming handhelds like the Nintendo DS and PSP? An EA developer put it this way. On a… » 7/16/08 3:40pm 7/16/08 3:40pm